« on: September 07, 2010, 11:58:02 PM »
Finnish software engineer Jari Komppa was dismayed to discover that the earlier Wing Commander games – most especially the first one – went all kinds of wrong in Windows 7, either screwing up the palette or making the rest of the OS look all screwy. For Reasons Too Complicated To Explain involving DirectX’s attitude to and emulation of OpenGL, he’s been able to fix this.
Full story at RPS
See also Chuck Walbourn's article "Wither DirectDraw?"